Archos launches a connected weather station, light bulbs and beanies that will play your tunes
In addition to today's announcement of new Android phones and tablets and new Windows Phones from Archos, the company is expanding their connected home line with a new home weather station. The spherical pair of devices, due to be announced at IFA 2014 is designed to work with both Android and iOS devices.
The weather station monitors the conditions both inside and outside, and will have available plant sensors as well for keeping tabs on your orchids and whatnot. They'll be tracking temperature, humidity, air quality, atmospheric pressure, and noise levels. The Archos Weather Station system is expected to be available in September for $149.
But new phones, tablets, and weather stations aren't the only thing that Archos has in store for you. There's also a pair of new music devices on tap. The Archos Music Light is a combination LED bulb and Bluetooth speaker that screws into an standard Edison socket for both illumination and tunes for $49. Alas, there doesn't seem to be any controlling of the light remotely, just the music.
But the one we really love is the Archos Music Beany. We'll just let Archos do the describing here:
The Music Beany connects via Bluetooth to your music source, and will retail for $39.
Sure, the tune-pumping lightbulb and beanie might be on the silly side, but the weather station could be interesting. What do you think?
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Derek Kessler is Special Projects Manager for Mobile Nations. He's been writing about tech since 2009, has far more phones than is considered humane, still carries a torch for Palm, and got a Tesla because it was the biggest gadget he could find. You can follow him on Twitter at @derekakessler.